What are the basics?
If you are doing ANY electrical work, here are some very basic guidelines:
- All electric signs must be manufactured to meet the provisions of a fabrication standard. (CSA C22.2 No. 207.15) Even if it’s a low voltage LED system being used, it still will be connected to the power grid.
- All electric signs must be installed to meet the provisions of the Canadian Electrical Code. (Part 1; CSA C22.1:21) Even if it’s a low voltage LED system, it still will be connected to the power grid.
- Electric signs should have visible labels that shows “Evidence of Approval” that the sign was manufactured to the standards of a certification agency or governmental inspection authority.
- A finished electrical sign must be evaluated and labeled in its complete, final form. It is NOT sufficient to build a sign using components that themselves are labeled with a certification mark and expect that the complete sign now complies with the labeling requirements. The fabrication standards and electrical code require that a sign be evaluated in its final form, ensuring that proper workmanship was used.
- Installation and repair work done onsite requires electrical permits issued by the electrical authority AND personnel licensed by the provincial/municipal authority.